ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
The behavior of this patient is nonsuicidal self-injury, defined as the intended destruction of body tissue without suicidal intent. Nonsuicidal self-injury is a common biopsychosocial disorder observed in adolescents.
Jul 15, 2010 Issue
Screening and Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening adolescents (12 to 18 years of age) for major depressive disorder (MDD) when systems are in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, psychotherapy (i.e., cognitive behavioral or interpersonal), and follow-up.
Jul 15, 2010 Issue
Screening and Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents [Putting Prevention into Practice]
Case study: A woman brings her two children, a 14-year-old boy and a nine-year-old girl, to your office for a routine checkup. She tells you that her husband has major depression, and she wants to know whether her children should be checked for early signs of depression.
Screening for substance use is recommended for all adolescents. If screening is positive, physicians can conduct an in-depth evaluation or refer the patient to a subspecialist. Treatment involves multiple therapeutic components for the abuse and its comorbid disorders. Ongoing lethality assessment is essential.
A growing body of literature points to the significance of premature cardiovascular disease in certain childhood diagnoses and emphasizes the importance of risk reduction by disease stratification.
Jun 15, 2007 Issue
Ophthalmologic Examinations in Children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis [Practice Guidelines]
Guidelines on the use and frequency of ophthalmologic examinations in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis are available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
U.S. high school students who use illicit injection drugs or have unprotected sexual intercourse are at higher risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data on HIV-related risk behaviors in these students.
Feb 1, 2007 Issue
CDC Releases Survey Results on STD Counseling in Adolescents [Practice Guidelines]
Survey results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been released that assess the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in adolescents and the education and counseling practices of health care professionals.
Oct 15, 2006 Issue
AAP Examines Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Lifestyle Changes [Practice Guidelines]
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement, “Active Healthy Living: Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Increased Physical Activity,” addresses how physicians can encourage physical activity in children and adolescents who are currently or are at risk of becoming overweight or obese.